Nyctimystes pterodactyla (Oliver, Richards, and Donnellan, 2019)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Nyctimystes > Species: Nyctimystes pterodactyla

Litoria pterodactyla Oliver, Richards, and Donnellan, 2019, Zootaxa, 4609: 470. Holotype: SAMA R65030, by original designation. Type locality: "Muller Range, Gugusu Camp, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (5.729°S, 142.263°E; 515 m a.s.l.)".

Nyctimystes pterodactyla — Here (24 May 2019). See comment. 

English Names

Pale-eyed Parachuting Treefrog (original publication). 


Known only from the southern slopes of the Muller Range in Western Province, Papua New Guinea, ca. 515 m elevation. 


In the Nyctimystes gramineus complex (as the Litoria graminea complex) according to the original publication. For purposes of this catalogue, transferred into Nyctimystes of Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 1–109, who published a monophyletic taxonomy, a taxonomy consistent with the tree of pelodryadines provided by Rosauer, Laffan, Crisp, Donnellan, and Cook, 2009, Mol. Ecol., 18: 4061-4072 (their Appendix 1 in supplemental data; a tree of most species of pelodryadines based on 16S and 12S rRNA mtDNA), and not consistent with the taxonomy placing this species within Litoria (DRF). 

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